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International Journal of Otolaryngology
Volume 2011, Article ID 183047, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/183047
Review Article

Paediatric Blunt Laryngeal Trauma: A Review

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, St James’s Hospital, St James's Gate, Dublin, Ireland

Received 28 July 2011; Revised 23 August 2011; Accepted 21 September 2011

Academic Editor: Michael D. Seidman

Copyright © 2011 J. C. Oosthuizen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Paediatric blunt laryngeal trauma is infrequently encountered; however, it can have fatal consequences if managed inappropriately. This paper provides an overview of the relatively limited literature available on the subject and highlights current controversies and recent advances in the management of these injuries.